20/20 Investigations, Inc. The Vacation. Chapter 3.

I looked, but, I didn’t see what they were looking at. Okay you two, what did you…see? I looked around but both cats were gone. Hmm, they likely followed their “ghost” into the kitchen. The woman came with my breakfast so I asked her if my cats had gone into the kitchen. What cats?, she asked. When I ordered our breakfast the cats were here, so I know she saw them. That’s not the right answer, I said. So I got up to go into the kitchen. Oh, you can’t go in there, she said as she stood in front of the door. Wrong thing to say again, I told her and pulled her away from the door. I went inside as she called for someone named John. A great big guy came in through the back door. I also noticed they had a large walk in freezer, which was locked. I looked around the kitchen and John stood in front of the freezer. I was getting a bit annoyed by now.

After being in freezer, feel good to lie in sun and get warm!

Open the freezer, I said. No one can go in there, yelled the woman. Actually I was talking to your friend who is trying to block the freezer, I said, but if you would prefer to unlock the freezer, that’s fine with me. No, she said, no one can go in there, only the owner can. Where is the owner?, I asked rather impatiently. I, I, don’t know, she’s away…for a few days, she said nervously. Then I know you can open it, you would have to get in there, so unlock that door now, I said firmly. John just stood there with a smile on his face and said, Make me. Fine. I took out my gun and pointed it at him and told him to move out of the way. He looked surprised at this, don’t think he was expecting me to pull out a gun. He hesitated. I told him I would not hesitate to shoot him. He looked over at the woman, she nodded, and he moved. The door just had a large padlock on it, I asked for the key. Neither one said anything so I shot the lock off the door and opened it.

I totally agree Muffin, such nice sunshine!

Muffin and Mr. Cat came running out! Meow, meow!=There is woman inside! I went over and grabbed the woman and brought her over to the freezer. Go in and bring the woman out, I said, quite angry now. She motioned to John to go get her which he did. Why, it, it’s Ms. Kathy!, exclaimed the woman. She actually seemed surprised, or perhaps just a good actor. John took Kathy to her room while the woman went to make some tea. After John laid her on the bed I told him to leave. How did you two cats get in the freezer? Meow!=I follow Muffin into kitchen and big man pick us up real quick and toss us in freezer! Meow, meow!=Yep, happen fast, no time to yell! Hmm, now why would he do that? Meow?=Remember him from hotel case? Meow, meow!=Yes, it ghost! That man died, this man must just look like him, I said. I wrapped a blanket around Kathy. Good thing it’s a nice warm day. Who, who are, are, you?, she asked shivering. A guest at your hotel, I said.

Meow, meow!=And she understand us too! Hmm, that’s interesting, she does look very familiar, but could it be? She doesn’t seem to recognize me however. The woman, I must find out her name, brought in the tea and asked if she could do anything else, and when I said no, she left. How long were you in that freezer?, I asked. Several hours, she said, not shivering so much now. It’s a good thing I put this jacket on every time I go in there. I had just gone in when someone closed the door and locked it. I told her about the woman and John trying to stop me from going in the freezer. I’m surprised that Clara wouldn’t let you in, but I really don’t trust John anymore. He seemed like such a good worker at the start. How long has he been working here? He started just after…she looked down.

Relaxing spot by the river.

I knew what she wanted to say. But there was something odd, it’s the way she is talking. About 2 months ago he started acting strange, not listening to me, not talking much, at first he talked a lot. I told Kathy that I was a PI on vacation. I also mentioned about the things that happened last night. I have heard people talking too, she said, and footsteps, even in the attic. How long has that been going on?, I asked. Just a couple months, she said, shortly after those 3 young men came. She said they were from California and claimed to be geologists looking around the area. I know a bit about geology, maybe I will take a look at the rock around here myself. Then Kathy looked at me and said, please don’t tell anyone you know me Steve. The cats looked at each other. Meow, meow!=That why she understand us!

To Be Continued.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

44 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc. The Vacation. Chapter 3.

  1. Steve, it looks like you are not going to get o enjoy your vacation. It looks like you have a number of people in this chapter from prior investigations. You are making sure I will be back for the next chapter.

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  2. How exciting ! I wonder what is going to happen next…after putting the cats in a freezer and Kathy has got my attention ! Watch out Steve ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ™€πŸ™€

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    • Yep, something is going on, we just don’t know what yet, but we do know someone wanted to kill Kathy and the cats. Big John did the work, but someone else is behind it, but who?πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ–

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  3. Steve πŸ€” Who is KathyπŸ˜³πŸ™„ don’t ask me why don’t I remember the previous character names, I suffer from forgetting names of characters I read😜 sometimes I forget my own story πŸ™„πŸ€” I don’t know why it’s happening to me. Coming to you, you are amazing, this story has started so good, except my mind is keep on asking, did I read your previous chapters properly? πŸ™„πŸ€” I’m not sure, I’m getting bad at remembering names. you have to say that ,☺️

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    • Don’t worry, it’s not you forgetting, there was no character named Kathy in any of my stories. So who is she? How do I know her? Do I know her? She knows me, so I must know her. I think. She looks familiar sort of, but not completely. But we will find out soon, on Monday!πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ–

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    • She has been in one of my stories, but “Kathy” has not.
      More clues will come along. Yes, the cats are enjoying some free time anyway, but for how long? We’ll see what happens next!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ–

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